Learning outcomes of the course unit
Goal of the course is, first and foremost, to provide fundamental knowledge regarding medieval history, freeing the field of numerous preconceptions about this historical period. It will also be aimed at providing students with the critical skills to interpret an histographical topic.
There are no set course requirements for this course. However, knowledge of Latin is recommended.
Course contents summary
The course is devided in two parts, each representing a unit worth 5 university educational credits. The first part is an introduction to medieval history (5th-15th centuries). The second specialised part focuses on lay confraternities in Italian Middle Ages.
M. Montanari, Storia medievale, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2002
and one text choisen between
P. Corrao – P. Viola, Introduzione agli studi di storia, Roma, Donzelli ed., 2002, pp. 1-84;
G. Sergi, L’idea di Medioevo. Tra senso comune e pratica storica, Roma, Donzelli, 1998
M. Gazzini, Confraternite e società cittadina nel medioevo italiano, Bologna, CLUEB, 2006
60 hours of classroom lectures; home study of lecture notes and recommended texts; oral exam